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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
How does Mexico celebrate Carnival?
Mexican Carnival celebrations are colorful and exuberant. Find out how Carnaval is celebrated throughout Mexico.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
Celebrate love and friendship on Valentine's...
Find out how Mexicans celebrate Valentine's Day, known as the Dia del Amor y la Amistad, and how to spend it if you're in Mexico on February 14th.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
What you should know about the Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
What happens during Lent in Mexico? Traditions,...
Lent is the 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Find out how Lent is observed in Mexico.
4 favorite adult-only all-inclusives in the...
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resorts on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
Don't miss these 10 sights on a visit to Mexico...
Mexico City has an overwhelming number of historical buildings, museums and attractions. Here are our top picks to help you make the most of your stay.
What's the meaning of the Mexican Flag?
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
What is celebrated on Día de la...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
All you need to know about exchanging money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
The best beach destinations in Mexico - choose...
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? Choose from among these popular destinations.
Do you know the lyrics to the Mexican Birthday...
Las Mañanitas is a traditional Mexican song that is sung to a loved one on their birthday or saint's day. Here are the lyrics and an English translation.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
8 things to consider before you travel to Mexico
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
Do minors traveling to Mexico need a parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
What to wear in Mexico - leave the short shorts...
Dress appropriately on your trip to Mexico to avoid unwanted attention and so you don't stand out as a clueless tourist.
Get familiar with Mexican currency before you...
It's a good idea to get to know Mexican currency before your visit. Here's a run-down with pictures of Mexican paper money.
Lots to see and do in Mexico in February! Find...
Candelaria celebrations are at the forefront at the beginning of the month, then Carnival celebrations take off, but these aren't the only events in Mexico in February.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Las Posadas: 9 nights of celebration leading up...
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. This celebration re-enacts Mary and Joseph's search for shelter.
Spring break, the Cancun Food Festival and more...
Spring break is in full swing this month, and there are also festivities surrounding the spring equinox. Find out what else is on in Mexico in March.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
What you should know about the Zika virus in...
Here's what you should know if you're concerned about how the Zika virus may affect your travel to Mexico.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to Alameda Park.
Mexico's Best Surf Spots
From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are some of the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
Worried About Montezuma's Revenge? 6 Ways You...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded Montezuma's Revenge.
Choose Mexico for summer vacation fun
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: where to go,...
The Riviera Maya is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and plenty of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Buying gas in Mexico? Here's what you should...
If you'll be driving in Mexico, whether it's your own car or a rental, you will need to buy gas. Here are some tips.
9 Mexican destinations that celebrate Carnival
Carnaval (Carnival) celebrations take place the week before Ash Wednesday. You don't have to go to Brazil to celebrate - Carnaval is celebrated in many different destinations in Mexico.
What you need to know about spring break in...
Answers to the most common questions about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe? What is the best destination in Mexico?
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Do you know the history and meaning of the...
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
7 drinks to order on your Mexican vacation
Branch out beyond the usual on a visit to Mexico - here are 7 drinks to order when you want to try something new and different.
Planes, trains and automobiles: how to get...
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Include these Mexican foods in your Christmas...
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
What you should know about dengue fever if...
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Travel to Mexico in the Spring
Considerations for travel to Mexico during the spring include the weather, festivals and events and spring break festivities.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
Veracruz Carnival Photos
See photos of Carnival celebrations in Veracruz, Mexico.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
A guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera: From Cancun to Tulum and in between, each area has its own unique qualities to offer, each beach its own vibe. Find out which beach suits you best.
Is Mexico safe for tourists? Get the truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
Escape the cold and enjoy Mexico in the...
There are many great reasons to travel to Mexico during the winter. Find out about winter weather in Mexico, festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Learn a few essential Spanish phrases before...
Putting a little effort into learning a few simple phrases in Spanish before you travel to Mexico will pay off during your trip.
The history of Cinco de Mayo and how it's...
In Mexico the Cinco de Mayo holiday is a commemoration of a battle that took place in Puebla in 1862. Festivities in Puebla are particularly vibrant.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
Tulum, stunning ancient Maya site on the...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Find out what's on in Mexico in the month of...
April is a great month to visit Mexico: the weather is generally hot and dry, so it's a great time to hit the beach, but there are plenty of events to keep you busy as well.
Mexico's Green Angels provide roadside...
The Angeles Verdes (Green Angels) provide roadside assistance to motorists in Mexico. If you encounter problems while driving in Mexico, the Green Angels are just a phone call away.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico, from Cabo San Lucas to the Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya. Seven perfect stretches of sand for every taste.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
10 things you can do in Mexico City for free
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
Planning to rent a car in Mexico? Here's what...
Planning to rent a car in Mexico? Here's what you should know about car rental agencies, insurance and more.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Do you know what makes a musical group a...
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
So much to see and do in Veracruz! These are...
The port city of Veracruz offers a variety of sights and attractions. Visitors to this vibrant city will find plenty to do. Here are our favorites.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Visit Frida Kahlo's house museum in Mexico City
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Family friendly vacations on Mexico's Riviera Maya. All inclusive resorts geared to families on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast.
Planning to visit Chichén Itzá?...
Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 World Wonders, is the most famous Maya temple city. It was the political and economic center of Maya civilization.
Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated more in the...
Cinco de Mayo is seen in the U.S. as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions and booze. In Mexico, it's celebrated in a low-key manner. Find out why.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
Learn about Rosca de Reyes and the traditions...
Rosca de Reyes is a special sweet bread that is eaten on King's Day in Mexico. Find out the history and traditions surrounding this festive food.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Find out what is a mordida, how to pay one -...
The custom of paying mordidas in government offices is not as widespread as it was. Avoid paying whenever possible.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Azulik Resort, Tulum
Azulik is an adults-only resort in Tulum, Mexico, facing a nude beach. It has fifteen romantic, rustic villas set by the Caribbean Sea.
Here's why fall is a great time of year to...
There are some great reasons to travel to Mexico in the fall season. Find out about the weather, fall festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
Why stay at El Dorado Casitas Royale resort in...
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
What is the definition of Mesoamerica?
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from north Mexico down through part of Central America.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
5 Ways to Beat Mexico's Spring Break Crowds
Find out how you can travel to Mexico in the springtime while avoiding the crowds of spring breakers.
Isla Mujeres Travel Guide
Isla Mujeres has beautiful beaches and a laid-back atmosphere. It makes for a great day trip from Cancun, or a destination for a truly relaxing getaway.
Everything you need to know about Mexican...
Mexico's independence from Spain is celebrated every year in September. Learn about the history of this event and how it is commemorated.
Find out how to connect to wifi at the Mexico...
Most airports in Mexico do not offer free WiFi, but if you need to connect to the internet, here's a tip for getting WiFi.
7 Foods and 3 Drinks to Try in Oaxaca
Oaxaca is one of Mexico's popular foodie destinations. Here are some foods and drinks you should sample on a visit to Oaxaca.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
5 Amazing Wildlife Encounters in Mexico
Here are five amazing encounters you can have in Mexico with animals in the wild.
Kids stay free in Mexico resorts in summer and...
Kids stay free deals make a family vacation much more affordable! Take advantage of savings on resorts in Mexico for this summer and fall.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
Spend one week discovering the best of the...
Merida and Cancun are located on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a week in Merida and Cancun.
Aztec, Maya and more! Learn about Mexico's...
Mesoamerica was home to many cultural groups. Here's a guide to the most important of Mexico's ancient civilizations and archaeological sites.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Posadas, pastorelas and villancicos......
Mexican Christmas celebrations include traditions such as posadas, pastorelas, villancicos and nacimientos. Here's how to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.
What to see and do in Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Be aware of travel alerts and warnings for Mexico
Travel alerts inform travelers about situations which may pose a risk for them. Find out about the US State Department's current travel alert for Mexico.
Banks and schools close on these national...
Find out what days are national public holidays in Mexico when banks, schools and government offices are closed.
Millions of Catholics travel to this religious...
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
A colorful display of diversity: Oaxaca's...
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates in 2014.
The Process for Making Mezcal
Mezcal is a popular Mexican drink made from the agave plant.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
What is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative?
Find out what the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative entails and the timeline for its implementation.
11 must-try dishes of Mexico's Yucatan region
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
Experience the magic of Oaxaca's Day of the...
Oaxaca is a great destination to celebrate Day of the Dead. See beautiful altars and sand tapestries, visit cemeteries, and try some special foods for this time of year.
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
Definition of Malecón
You may hear this word in reference to several different Mexican cities. Find out the definition of malecón.
Discover beaches, sunsets, art and gourmet food...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
The state of Oaxaca has much to offer the visitor. With this one week itinerary you can enjoy the colonial city of Oaxaca as well as the beach resort of Huatulco.
What do I do if I lose my Mexico tourist card?
Lost your Mexico tourist card? Find out how to replace your tourist card (FMT).
Get around Mexico City the easy way: take the...
Take the Turibus in Mexico City for its convenience, and because it allows you to see the city sights and architecture from a different perspective.
Do you know the words to the traditional...
Lyrics and translation of the Mexican Christmas Posada song, which is sung in traditional posadas in Mexico.
A Historical Map of Mexico 1847
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 5.
Kings Day in Mexico
Kings Day is celebrated on January 6 in Mexico. This is the day that Mexican children receive gifts brought by the 3 kings, or Magi.
Visit the island of Cozumel for diving,...
Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, it's a main port of call for Mayan Riviera cruises and Mexico's best scuba diving destination.

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